6 Shows to Get You in the Halloween MoodOctober 26, 2015
It’s official: with less than a week until Halloween, the countdown is finally on. What better way to celebrate the fall holiday than grabbing a mug of hot apple cider, curling up under a blanket, and watching some great spooky television shows that are sure to get you into the right mood for Halloween? Fall has seen a lot of really great shows take to both television and Netflix streaming services, and these are just some of our favorites.
The Walking Dead Season Six
The AMC hit zombie drama The Walking Dead is back for its sixth season and it isn’t showing signs of slowing down. With a 90-minute episode scheduled for November 1st, fans have been speculating about what will happen to Rick’s group and the residents of Alexandria and when the feared Negan of comic book fame will be making an appearance. Though the beginning of season six returned to slightly lower ratings than that of season five, it is clear that The Walking Dead has some serious pull in when it comes to television ratings.
Hemlock Grove: The Final Season
The Eli Roth produced show Hemlock Grove starring Bill Skarsgard and Famke Janssen is back for its third and final season on Netflix. The third season has been shocking fans already, and it is definitely worthy of binge watching. With the supernatural making appearances at every twist and turn, it is no wonder the third season launched in October. The show boasts a 7.3/10 rating on IMDb and has created a great following.
From the creator of American Horror Story comes the new show Scream Queens, created by Ryan Murphy. The first season revolves around a series of murders that takes place in the Kappa Kappa Tau sorority and the reemergence of a serial killer nicknamed the Red Devil. The first season will wrap on November 10th with the finale, and there has not been any talk yet about the likelihood of a second season renewal, but given the ratings, anything could happen.
Fear the Walking Dead
A companion show to AMC’s The Walking Dead, this show takes place in the same universe as the other hit series and is showcasing the lives of those who see the zombie apocalypse begin to take place. It took a while for the series to stand on its own and prove that it was more than just a spin-off, but they proved they were worthy of a second season and will be receiving a 15-episode run that will begin airing in August, 2016. The first season just ended, however it is never too late to play catch up with the episodes.
American Horror Story Hotel
Showrunner Ryan Murphy has been looking for different ways to shock fans of the American Horror Story series, and Hotel seems to have done well for shock value in the first couple of episodes. This season stars Lady Gaga and sees the return of some American Horror Story veterans including Kathy Bates, Evan Peters and Matt Bomer. If you haven’t taken a stab at the series yet, the first couple of seasons are available for streaming on Netflix. Every season represents different stories and different people, even if some of the same actors are used. Ryan Murphy has shown incredible talent in both storytelling and creep-factor throughout all the seasons.
Ash Vs. Evil Dead
If you are looking for something to watch on Halloween while you hand out candy to trick or treaters, give STARZ Ash Vs. Evil Dead a spin. The worldwide premiere will be on October 31 and will see Bruce Campbell returning to his role as Ash Williams and the show takes place some 30 years after the events of the films. The series sees Sam Raimi reuniting with Campbell as well and while fans are over the moon with excitement, critics remain to be impressed.
So what will you be watching this week to celebrate Halloween? Are you excited for the second season of Fear the Walking Dead? Is this season of American Horror Story a flop? Think Scream Queens will get that coveted second season? Let us know in the comments below!